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Mutation testing: is it useful for assessing test quality?

This is part of my quest how to test my tests and test data. I looked at the techniques that would help improve my test cases. While code/branch coverage can tell me whether my test suites cover my ...
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Enforcement of quality as a runtime requirement

I come from a background that strongly emphasizes automated testing baked into the build process. You commit, the code is checked out by the build system, compiled, and tests run against it. If it ...
6
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1answer
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Is it possible to automate Silverlight in windowless mode?

Does anybody have an application under test (AUT) that uses a mixture of HTML and Silverlight controls, which they have successfully automated? My AUT web app has screens with a mixture of HTML and ...
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4answers
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Looking for test management tool to integrate with JIRA, Hudson, SoapUI, and Selenium

I'm checking an open source test management tool for my company. The main options are Xqual and Testlink. In the past I worked on Testlink, played a bit with Xstudio. Our product is written in Java, ...
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Open source test management tools [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for test management tool to integrate with JIRA, Hudson, SoapUI, and Selenium I'm looking for an open source test management tool. Our application is written in ...
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1answer
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Jenkins fails to restart after updating plugins

There were 5 or 6 plugin updates for Jenkins v.1.476 which I have running on a Linux VM. The UI showed progress while updating as usual and I typically have to refresh the screen to see Jenkins ...
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Are Selenium functional tests reliable enough to be worthwhile?

I'm finding that regardless of how solid my tests scripts are, I still have tests that fail (falsely), even though they worked just fine before. I'm not talking about if markup changes (although that ...
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Are metrics something important?

When I worked for a CMMI level 5 company, they used a predictive approach for almost all and for that same reason metrics were very important, they were the inputs for next projects. But now, I think ...
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Where can I find ISTQB Foundation mock exams with reliable answers?

Where can I find ISTQB mock exams with reliable answers? I have heard that there are a lot of sites with mock exams but they told me to be careful because some of their answers are not correct.
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1answer
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Is there recording software with bookmark frames on the fly?

I've taken a look at PSR, which kind of does that, but it's just screen caps, and can only record a certain number. I would rather have a video and and a list of bookmarked frames to jump to in order ...
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2answers
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What's the relation between Selenium WebDriver and these other tools?

I've used Selenium IDE to test Drupal (PHP) sites but want to create more advanced tests with loops and such. I hear Selenium WebDriver is all the rage, but when I google it, all these terms pop up ...
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2answers
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ISTQB: testing = analysis but dynamic testing != dynamic analysis?

This is more like an academic question. Although, common perception is that dynamic analysis is testing itself, most of advanced sources (but AFAIK also the ISTQB) distinct between: dynamic testing ...
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1answer
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How have Guava unit tests been generated automatically?

Guava library for Java has unit test cases automatically generated: Guava has staggering numbers of unit tests: as of July 2012, the guava-tests package includes over 286,000 individual test ...
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3answers
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Selenium Tests run in the background when TeamCity CI is run as a Windows service

Our test suite is written in Python and makes use of the WebDriver Python bindings. We are looking into moving to TeamCity for continuous integration. The setup I have in mind is a build triggered for ...
2
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5answers
436 views

When can we say a defect is “Open”?

Currently I have been assigned to a new project and I saw few defects with status "Open" in the defect tracker (which is an Excel sheet). Below is my understanding of Defect Life sheet. When a new ...
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1answer
144 views

Loading test data from MySQL database

I use Ruby with Selenium to do test automation on a web application that has a MySQL DB behind it. I need a good way to load data into the DB from a Ruby script. So far in my research I have found ...
3
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2answers
652 views

What are the most useful KPIs for tester

There are many KPI (Key Performance Indicators) suggested to measure the performance of software tester. My concern is what are the most useful/ efficiency KPIs for a tester?
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3answers
137 views

Which are the prevention activities that QA executes?

Most of my tester friends say that one important part of quality assurance position is "prevention". I´ve read a lot in the university about costs of quality and cost of poor quality and prevention ...
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5answers
437 views

Should tester fix bugs?

I've heard two guys from Microsoft and Google saying testers in those companies fix defects. Personally I think it is Ok and a better contribution than just creating a new bug ticket (at least in some ...
7
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5answers
227 views

Is it fair to report a bug discovered during code review without performing a test?

I'm QA with some programming experience, so I am able to debug and review the code of the system under test. I also often read the code to understand how to define request or what response should I ...
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1answer
34 views

Which simulator I can use to do function testing for BB mobile application?

I work in QA and I am looking for a simulator to test on a Mobile application for the Black Berry Bold and Curve.
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2answers
5k views

Error upon starting Select server “Could not find agent library JVMHOOK”

I am attempting to run the Selenium server for the first time on my machine and am receiving an error when running the jar, or when attempting to find the java version. Here is the error: ...
2
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1answer
511 views

WebDriver Ruby binding: How to specify Firefox binary path in code?

I'm writing my test cases in Windows7 with Ruby (v1.9.3-p194). Please, note that I want to specify Firefox binary path when using RemoteWebDriver, not FirefoxDriver. Here is the command line I used ...
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1answer
275 views

What is tested by IcuTest?

In the current "Automated Software Testing" magazine there is a short article about IcuTest. It is written that with "Test Generator" you can automatically create GUI unit tests: ICUTest is a ...
3
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1answer
150 views

How to share my test scripts with other stakeholders?

I have written Java automation scripts using Selenium WebDriver in Eclipse. I uploaded everything to GitHub. Here my questions are: How can my manager/colleague execute these scripts in his or her ...
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4answers
113 views

How to convince BA that her software requirement may cause problems?

In one of our portals, I am testing one page which prompts user to upload his/her documents required for verification. However, I am able to upload batch or executable files which is incorrect I ...
5
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3answers
429 views

Documentation tool in Session-Based Test Management (SBTM)?

I wonder if anyone have experience of a tool for session-based testing? Nowadays we use SharePoint lists where we can write down our session plus other relevant info about the session (requirement, ...
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7answers
976 views

What options are available in the career path of a tester?

I am an ISTQB Foundation Certified Tester and am looking at attaining either the Certified Agile Tester (CAT) certification or the ISTQB Intermediate Certificate to add to my skills and experience to ...
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0answers
136 views

Why session is not created in Bot-Bot?

I'm using Bot-Bot, Android automation testing tool with record and replay features. I was able to start a server, record and play sample APK accompanied with bot. Now I need to test my own APK, so I ...
2
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5answers
681 views

Learning resources for Performance Testing and LoadRunner

This question might be off-topic and/or Subjective but I am asking this question because I could not fine any suitable answers via Google. I am a Manual tester with knowledge of Java, SQL Server. ...
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4answers
270 views

Where to focus testing? On integration level or unit level?

Consider a modern web application that serves JSON through a REST API to a rich Javascript-based application with one or more single-page apps within it. Our own application is written using Angular ...
0
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0answers
595 views

TestNG IRetryAnalyzer not working

I am using TestNG IRetryAnalyser, I am facing following issues When I implement the listener and override retry () method getting following: Listener ...
3
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1answer
110 views

Test Runs removed from deleted builds TFS

Maybe someone can tell me how this is actually supposed to work in TFS. We had it setup so that we would only retain the last four successful builds. In Test Manager you put in a build you want to ...
2
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3answers
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How Does System Testing Differ From System Integration Testing (SIT)?

I was asked this question during an interview. My thoughts are SIT is performed on a complete systems and System Testing can be done on a single module as well.
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6answers
816 views

Validation and verification in CMMi, ISO, IEEE. What should I refer to?

Working on my master thesis, today I found this site (I previously asked on programmers) so I hope you will not mind if I ask here to get more great answers. The thing is that I have to classify ...
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1answer
110 views

If verification is quality control, what is a validation?

I know that verification is QC (focused on products) but what about validation? I would say its QC too, as it does aim on the product workings, yet no source mentiones that. I am trying to understand, ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Passing a dynamically created query string between requests in web tests?

So we have the following type of a URL: http://www.myurl.com/mypage.aspx?suid=145db467-907e-4e3d-b944-c1666f9d08d6 This suid query string is generated dynamically and is unique to the specific ...
4
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3answers
2k views

Is there traceability matrix in agile?

In traceability matrix the links between requirements and tests can help answer: Which requirements is almost never tested, and which is tested extremely often? Will a change to a particular ...
1
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1answer
67 views

Is there test inheritance in VisualStudio?

Imagine you have a sequence of web tests in Visual Studio, recorded individually i.e., "Login", "Event A" and "Event B". To do both "Event A" and "Event B" you need to login. Is there a way for tests ...
1
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1answer
129 views

Simulating a click in web performance tests

I am working with web-test in visual studio test system, without writing a code test, is there a way to invoke a click on a link/button/submit item? I am thinking of doing this by adding a request in ...
5
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2answers
1k views

Testing native application of Android and iOS

I am searching for an open source automation tool for all mobile platforms (Android, iOS).I have experience in using Selenium in all supported desktop browsers. I would like to know whether the ...
0
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0answers
292 views

Framework for testing Dojo

I need to automate tests for Liferay portal with portlets on JavaScript. I am going to try several frameworks before implementing tests. For now, I am considering D.O.H. and Selenium Webdriver. ...
4
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3answers
707 views

Load test with multiple credentials

Okay so I have created a very simple webtest. The purpose of this webtest is to attempt to login whilst simulating a few failing attempts. The webtest has the obvious credentials associated with it:- ...
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2answers
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QC Report: Which test cases have not been linked to at least one test set?

I am still pretty new here, but couldn't find an answer so far. I want to know if there are any test cases (if possible of a specific folder in the Test Plan) that have not been linked to a test set, ...
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4answers
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What are the main role and responsibilities of a tester?

I am new to this field and I have decided my career as software tester. What are the role and responsibilities as an software tester According to my assumption: 1) Analyzing the Requirements from ...
5
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4answers
412 views

Testing IE 7, 8, 9. Is the IE9 compatability mode sufficient?

I am wondering if people find that IE9 compatibility mode is sufficient enough to complete testing sites for multiple IE versions. In comparison to IE collections, virtual machines, etc.
1
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2answers
464 views

Selenium, monitor network, captureNetworkTraffic command not available

I need to know if an application is requesting one beacon via an image or XHR request. Manually I test it via the network tab in FireBug or monitoring the proxied requests in other browsers... ...
0
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1answer
73 views

MS Test manger not able to stop a test and re-start with attachments taken

Is there a way when using test manager to stop a test part of the way through close down test manager and continue the run at a later date with the attachments you have taken?
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2answers
486 views

Open-source functional testing automation tools for testing Silverlight based applications

I am looking for an open-source functional testing automation tool that supports testing of Silverlight based applications. To be more specific, the tool should be able to recognize objects within ...
1
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1answer
358 views

How to create shortcut to run Selenium script?

Is it possible to have some kind of shortcut (probably bookmarklet) to run specific Selenium script? While developing webapp I'd like to have a possibility to quickly run specific Selenium script to ...

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